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Single Microcomputer Control of Simultaneously Active Stepper Motors

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048823D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Scheibl, FJ [+details]

Abstract

There exists a class of machines (such as wheel printers and industrial robots) that accomplish their function by simultaneously activating stepper motors to produce the choreographed motion of separate mechanisms. Disclosed is a system whereby multiple stepper motors may be sequenced concurrently using a single microprocessor with a single timer.